Why Health Care Matters at The Voting Booth

Why Health Care Matters at The Voting Booth

Our health and wellbeing is connected to every part of our lives. Our physical health affects how we feel, which affects how we connect with our whānau, peers, and community. Our wellness impacts how we feel about ourselves, our land, and our people. Health could mean...

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Vaccinate to avoid getting Influenza

Vaccinate to avoid getting Influenza

Around one in four New Zealanders are infected with influenza each year.  Many people won't feel sick at all, but can still pass it on to others. Influenza can be anywhere.  Contact with the influenza virus is almost unavoidable,...

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Truly part of the community

Truly part of the community

Te Hiku Pharmacy is the only Maori based community pharmacy in Kaitaia and we are part of Te Hiku Hauora organisation which is a highly reputed charity trust in northland area offering a wide range of services including GP Clinics, Dental Clinic, Pharmacy, Home...

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Thoughts turned to brand new mums

Thoughts turned to brand new mums

Celebrating Mother’s Day turned our thoughts to all the new mums we see at Te Hiku Hauora, particularly to the health of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.  With so many aspects of mums’ health affecting the health of their babies, the one thing we often forget to...

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Risk of Shingles rises with age

Risk of Shingles rises with age

Around one in three New Zealanders who have had chickenpox will get Shingles in their lifetime. If you’ve had chickenpox, and most New Zealand adults have, you are already carrying the virus that causes Shingles. When you get chickenpox, usually as a child, the virus...

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Changes afoot at Kaitaia Health Centre

Changes afoot at Kaitaia Health Centre

Friday May 11 2018 marks a significant change in general practice for Kaitaia Health Centre. This will be the last day of general practice for Dr Douglas Mearns who will be entering a well deserved retirement after a long career dedicated to the health and wellbeing...

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Call for more Blue Warriors

Call for more Blue Warriors

Te Hiku Hauora Health Promotion Team has their annual  Blue Warrior Trail Event at Lake Gem (the south end of Lake Ngatu) on Sunday 18th March 9.30am. This event is about participation not competition. Participation and fun as a whanau, Iwi and community. No matter...

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An ongoing investment in Te Reo Maori

An ongoing investment in Te Reo Maori

Te Hiku Hauora is privileged to provide local secondary school students who show outstanding achievement in Te Reo Māori with the Dr Bruce Gregory Merit Award. This year awards were made available to Taipa Area School, Te Rangi Aniwaniwa, Abundant Life, Kaitaia...

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Delivering a “Brilliant” Service

Delivering a “Brilliant” Service

“What I love about my job, is putting a smile on the faces of my clients” so says Tracey Heka, home support worker for Te Hiku Hauora home support services. Tracey has been a home support worker for the past 15 years and what she finds most rewarding about her role is...

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“Kia ora Te Hiku Hauora mo tena whakaaro”.

Heeni Mangu